Rosehill Gardens Mounting Yard Report... By Matthew Howard

Peter Snowden trainer of horse to follow Russian Revolution.

Peter Snowden trainer of horse to follow Russian Revolution.

Hat’s off to Lindsay Murphy and his team for getting The Golden Slipper meeting completed safely on Saturday as by all accounts the track was as wet as you will get at Rosehill but still raced safely. A big congratulation goes to Darby racing who have for the past 2 years purchased very cheap fillies and finished 2nd in the Slipper last year and went 1 better this year landing the big prize. As a syndicator this is a huge result and something that all syndicators would dream of doing. It also shows the reason why racing horses in Australia is so good as you can have people from all walks of life that can experience the thrill of winning the big prizes on the biggest day. You don’t need to a multimillionaire of a Sheik to win on racings biggest stage.

Our regular Friday form analyst Luke Murrell hit the mark with his free preview again on Friday night with Big Duke winning the first albeit it needed to get it done in the steward’s room and his danger horse Our Century running 2nd.

The biggest news in racing on Friday was the Cobalt decision handed down on Friday with the O’Brien and Kavanagh stables having the biggest wins they will have this year and Racing Victoria a monumental loss. We will have a story in relation to this saga later in the week.

Below is Matthew Howard’s weekly just racing mounting yard live report which you can also read live Matthew’s thoughts on his Facebook page each Saturday prior to the race to assist with backing winners each Saturday:

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Race 1 -A3:C104 12:15PM IRRESISTIBLE POOLS & SPAS N E MANION CUP (2400 METRES)   
    
HORSE NAMEIMPROVED/BACKWARDSCOMMENTSFINISHING POSITION
ALLERGIC Improved 1 lengthHorse is fit and very good in the coat. Not your classic heavy 10 horse but fit enough now to get through. 3rd selection.3rd
KINEMA (IRE) Backwards 2 lengthsThought the horse paraded better last start than today. Not as bright in the coat.4th
BIG DUKE (IRE) 1st I've seenNice horse. Should get through the ground here. Relaxed and moving well in the yard. Top selection.1st
OUR CENTURY (IRE)Ist I've seen2nd pick from the yard here. No wet weather form however I think he will get through the ground. In good order.2nd
CAFE SOCIETY (FR) Backwards 2 lengthsEven though this horse is second up it paraded better last start than today.6th
SHALMANESER Backwards 5 lengthsThis horse needs the paddock now. 5th
PARAGON Missed last start in CanberraMelting in the yard, expect the horse to perform poorly.7th
    
Race 2 - 12:55PM TAB BIRTHDAY CARD STAKES (1200 METRES)   
    
HORSE NAMEIMPROVED/BACKWARDSCOMMENTSFINISHING POSITION
NANCYNeitherWarm in the yard today. Hasn't shown any improvement between runs and cant stand the sire.3rd
ZESTFUL NeitherNice horse this and the best horse in the race in my opinion. Not your classic heavy track horse but has the class on her side.5th
HIEROGLYPHICS NeitherDoesn't carry a lot of excess condition so doesn't improve a lot between runs. Is your classic wet track type and goes on top from the mounting yard.8th
TEMPT ME NOT 1st upNot fit and I would prefer this horse on top of the ground.7th
ALMIGHTY GIRL  Gee this horse is getting a lot of support on ground but from how it parades I give it none. Fat and warm, not for me. 4th
RAIMENT 1st up Horse is quite forward first up and a good wet track type however hasn't been focused at all in the mounting yard.1st
HERMOSA BEACH SCRATCHEDSCRATCHEDSCRATCHED
SAMANTHA NeitherFitness wise the horse is well and track conditions suit. Did display one behavioural negative. 2nd
ZARA BAY SCRATCHEDSCRATCHEDSCRATCHED
FIFTYSHADESOFGREY 1st upHorse needs a few runs to get fit but I also think the horse has lost its spark. 6th
    
Race 3 - 1:30PM QUICKWAY CONSTRUCTIONS DARBY MUNRO STAKES (1200 METRES)   
    
HORSE NAMEIMPROVED/BACKWARDSCOMMENTSFINISHING POSITION
TACTICAL ADVANTAGE NeitherHolding condition well. Like this horse. Has the dappled coat on today.3rd
DERRYN 1st I've seen this prepCondition wise the horse is in good order. Not the most fluent walker.1st
COGLIERE 1st I've seen for some timeHorse at a big price is in very good order. I've got it second pick in the yard.10th
CRAFTY COP improved 1 lengthHorse I have time for, hopefully they let it go forward. Condition wise in good order.2nd
GLENALL SCRATCHEDSCRATCHEDSCRATCHED
MY COUNTRY 1st upFor a horse 1st up, cant fault on appearance. Def forward and a good moving animal.7th
GENERALISSIMO Didn't see last startGiving me the crazy eyes as it walks past me. Not settled.5th
STAR OF MONSOON 1st upSolid money on course for a horse that's fat. No chance.6th
DEMOLITION SCRATCHEDSCRATCHEDSCRATCHED
WAR HERO 1st I've seen this prepThis horse couldn't parade worse.9th
CONCHITA Improved 1 lengthStill needs a run and getting head right up in the yard, no.8th
IMPROVEMENT (NZ) Backwards 6 lengthsThis is the worst I've seen this horse look and yet lots of money coming for it. Easy lay.4th
RAIMENT SCRATCHEDSCRATCHEDSCRATCHED
    
Race 4 - 2:05PM RANVET STAKES (2000 METRES)   
    
HORSE NAMEIMPROVED/BACKWARDSCOMMENTSFINISHING POSITION
HARTNELL (GB) 2 lengthsGood improvement between runs fitness wise. What price would it be today without that last run??2nd
PREFERMENT (NZ) SCRATCHEDSCRATCHEDSCRATCHED
STRATUM STAR 1st I've seen this prepVery fit horse in good order. Never seen conditions like this the query.6th
OUR IVANHOWE (GER) 1st up Has a great overstep this horse but this is a big ask 1st up in these conditions.1st
THE UNITED STATES (IRE) 1st I've seen Top selection from the yard. He looks fit and ready to go. Track conditions should suit.3rd
HE'S OUR ROKKII (NZ) NeitherNo improvement between runs, others better today. Just plain.7th
ANTONIO GIUSEPPE (NZ) Improved 2.5 lengthsSolid improvement (2.5 lengths) in the week. Looks trained well for this.4th
SOFIA ROSA (NZ) 1st I've seen this prepPrancing around the yard, not settled or focused at all. 5th
    
Race 5 - 2:45PM CHINA HORSE CLUB GEORGE RYDER (1500 METRES)   
    
HORSE NAMEIMPROVED/BACKWARDSCOMMENTSFINISHING POSITION
CHAUTAUQUA NeitherNo real improvement between runs and I stand by the fact I don't think the horse is a good heavy track type.3rd
LE ROMAIN Improved 1 lengthLovely horse here, presents in great fashion.2nd
HAURAKI Improved 2.5 lengthslooks better today than last start. Won't beat her but can run a good race.4th
TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) SCRATCHEDSCRATCHEDSCRATCHED
LEEBAZ (NZ) NeitherWhat is this horse doing here. I give it none.7th
MCCREERY (GB) Improved 1.5 lengthsClassic wet track type. Best of the roughies.5th
ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) SCRATCHEDSCRATCHEDSCRATCHED
WINX Improved 3 lengthsI'm yet to see this much improvement between runs for Winx. For all those haters, enjoy your losses. She wins comfortably here.1st
SYLPHEED 1st I've seen this prepBack to the sunny Gold Coast with you.6th
Race 6 - 3:25PM SKY RACING ROSEHILL GUINEAS (2000 METRES)   
    
HORSE NAMEIMPROVED/BACKWARDSCOMMENTSFINISHING POSITION
PRIZED ICON Improved 3 lengthsThis horse generally takes a few runs to get fit. Didn't see it in Melbourne but looks fit today. Query Heavy track though.10th
GINGERNUTS (NZ) 1st I've seenOh, I like this horse. Will def handle conditions and is very fit indeed.1st
SEABURGE 1st I've seen this prepAlmost copper in colour in the coat. Horse presents in good order today.12th
INFERENCE Improved 3 lengthsGreat improvement between runs. Horse parades today without fault.2nd
COMIN' THROUGH Improved 1 lengthThought the horse had gone backwards in the yard last start. Marginally better today although I'm not sure real heavy tracks its go.8th
ANAHEIM 1st I've seen this prepToo big for a heavy track.4th
SO SI BON 1st I've seen this prepLooks ok in the coat. Some chance.3rd
SIZZLING BULLET NeitherGood moving animal and wet track should be ok but think it lacks class of some of these.9th
IMPAVIDO Backwards 1 length5th up first prep equals no for me. I think the horse is showing signs it needs a rest.6th
LAND OF PLENTY 1st I've seen this preptoo big.11th
HARPER'S CHOICE NeitherFit and wet track should suit. Not the worst.5th
HOLLYWOOD MO 1st I've seen this prepToo big and average walker.7th
    
Race 7 - 4:10PM LONGINES GOLDEN SLIPPER (1200 METRES)   
    
HORSE NAMEIMPROVED/BACKWARDSCOMMENTSFINISHING POSITION
PARIAH 1st I've seen for some timeFrothing at the mouth and not a wet track type of horse.11th
VERANILLO NeitherPlaying up in the yard today. Not for me.8th
TRAPEZE ARTIST Improved 3 lengthsHas improved since I saw it 2 starts ago. I think wet track will be ok and rough place chance at odds.6th
SINGLE BULLET Backwards 2 lengthsHorse is training off in my opinion.13th
DIAMOND TATHAGATA Backwards 1 lengthPlain.7th
TREKKING Backwards 3 lengthsGone backwards since I saw it 2 starts ago. Very dull coat today. No.12th
INVADER SCRATCHEDSCRATCHEDSCRATCHED
MENARI Improved 2 lengthsMy favourite 2 year old all season but these real heavy tracks are not his go. If this was a firm surface this horse wins by 2.4th
CATCHY 1st I've seen Big girl this. More of the Fastnet Rock in here and they tend to not like the wet. Lovely style of horse though.16th
FORMALITY 1st I've seenno chance.14th
TULIP Improved 3 lengthslooks fantastic, cannot fault.3rd
SHE WILL REIGN NeitherTake out the loss last start and what price is she today? Wet track fine and has to be a chance.1st
FROLIC Improved 2 lengthsHorse looks trained to the minute for this race. 2nd
TEASPOON NeitherDoesn't carry a lot of excess condition. Horse looks fit and should get through the conditions.15th
HOUTZEN 1st I've seen since the GCIf the track was dry this horse would be some chance of winning but too big on a bog track.5th
MADEENATY 1st I've seenVery fresh in the yard today. Others better.10th
CHAUFFEUR Missed its last startHorse looks well, no major knocks.9th
SHOWTIME SCRATCHEDSCRATCHEDSCRATCHED
THE MISSION SCRATCHEDSCRATCHEDSCRATCHED
    
Race 8 - 4:50PM NATHAN'S FAMOUS HOTDOGS GALAXY (1100 METRES)   
    
HORSE NAMEIMPROVED/BACKWARDSCOMMENTSFINISHING POSITION
MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ) Backwards 1 lengthNot parading as well today as last start.12th
FELL SWOOP1st I've seen this prepWet track ok, but right up on the toes in the yard using too much energy early.6th
ENGLISH Improved 2 lengthsHorse can melt in the yard but for her she's more settled today being led by the clerk of the course.7th
BIG MONEY Backwards 3 lengthsNot parading well today.11th
FAATINAH 1st I've seen Not a wet track type.10th
REDZEL improved 2.5 lengthsVery good improvement between runs. Genuine winning chance today.2nd
HEATHERLY 1st I've seenNeeds firmer surface than today.8th
SUPIDO Improved 1 lengthNice horse this. Struggled a little in the heavy going last start so has to be a query but trainer presents horse in the best possible condition.13th
FELINES Improved 2 lengthsgood order today, great in the coat and moving well in the yard.5th
MISS PROMISCUITY 1st I've seen this prepNeeds dry track and horse parades with quite few issues.14th
JUNGLE EDGE Improved 2 lengthsClassic wet track type, very fit.3rd
RUSSIAN REVOLUTION 1st upOur Early Bird Horse Resuming Here. Give it strength. For the first time this horse is very fresh in the yard, double handlers trying to calm it down and getting quite warm.1st
MISSROCK 1st I've seen this prepGood order.9th
GLENALL Improved 2 lengthsReally like this horse, follow on firmer surface.4th
    
Race 9 - 5:30PM BRADFORD BLACK EPONA STAKES (1900 METRES)   
    
HORSE NAMEIMPROVED/BACKWARDSCOMMENTSFINISHING POSITION
AMBIENCE Improved 2 lengthsFinally starting to look fit however still solid improvement to come in the coat2nd
ELLE LOU NeitherCan't believe that this horse has been to the Gold Coast, back and now 5th run but holding condition so well7th
GABELLA (FR) 1st I've seenWet track type, rough outside chance9th
ALEGRIA Improved 3 lengthsCould be the best parading horse all day but she always catches the eye. Beautiful style of horse4th
HAPPY HANNAH SCRATCHEDSCRATCHEDSCRATCHED
SONG AND LAUGHTER NeitherReally melting in the yard today. Expecting poor performance8th
VANDANCER (NZ) Improved 2 lengthsGive this horse some chance today. Wet track should suit and horse is fit and relaxed in the yard6th
SOFIN NeitherStill to big to run on a surface like today5th
TOP OF MY LIST Improved 1 lengthNice horse however I think would be better suited on soft ground rather than heavy3rd
CONSOMMATEUR (NZ) 1st I've seenClassic wet track type of horse, not fully relaxed in the yard however.1st
ROSE'S SONG SCRATCHEDSCRATCHEDSCRATCHED
O'REILLY'S ANGEL (NZ) 1st I've seen this prepOutclassed here.10th
LAMMA HILTON 1st I've seen this prepNo chance.11th
    
Race 10 - 6:05PM PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFIER (1200 METRES)   
    
HORSE NAMEIMPROVED/BACKWARDSCOMMENTSFINISHING POSITION
RAIDO Improved 2 lengthsNice horse, must be in the mix based on how its parading today5th
OSCAR'S CHOICE 1st upDoes look like a horse that will handle conditions here but carrying excess condition8th
TWIST TOPS Improved 2 lengthsCan get all hot and bothered in the yard but parades more relaxed today. Very tricky gate to deal with10th
MACHINEGUN JUBS NeitherParades in similar fashion to when it won at Canterbury16th
LADY JIVAGO Improved 1 lengthSlight improvement since I saw it last and despite horse having won on a heavy track before, think she's better suited on drier surface12th
ROCK ON ZARIZ 1st upNeeds the run14th
ALASKAN WOLF NeitherOthers parading better7th
FLASH FIBIAN 1st upNice horse this however not screwed down for this and would prefer on drier surface6th
WHAT COULD BE 1st upI give this horse none9th
APPOINT PERCY (NZ) 1st I've seen this prepAt odds this horse could produce something today. Looks fit, moves well and should handle conditions4th
INVINCIBLE GEORGE SCRATCHEDSCRATCHEDSCRATCHED
DREAM LANE 1st upIf this horse was drawn better I could entertain it today. 3rd
POMELO Improved 1 lengthNice horse this. Does get quite worked up in the yard generally and toddy is no different. Tends to perform well despite that.1st
LEAMI ASTRAY SCRATCHEDSCRATCHEDSCRATCHED
HEAVENLY ANNA 1st upLooks fit and ready to race.2nd
GIANT'S DAUGHTER 1st upPrefer on drier surface.11th
THE WASP 1st I've seen this prepWon't like conditions today.15th
CALABASAS SCRATCHEDSCRATCHEDSCRATCHED
GADFLY SCRATCHEDSCRATCHEDSCRATCHED
FLAVIAN 1st I've seen this prepNot fit.13th
    
HORSE TO FOLLOWRUSSIAN REVOLUTION